Attendance Phone Message Line
(650) 312-7661 ext 3
Please report your child’s absence to the attendance line by 9:30 am. Leave your student’s name (include spelling), their grade, and the reason for the absence.
Please continue to call and report absences every day your child is not in school. If your student is reported ill for 4 or more consecutive days, we require a doctor's note verifying the student is able to return to school.
Students are expected to attend their classes every day. Absences for the following reasons are considered excused absences by the State of California and do not count towards determining student truancy as long as they are documented with the office:
- Funeral services
- Doctor/dentist/counseling appointments (requires Dr. note upon return)
- Medically required quarantine
- Immunization - limit of 5 days
- Appearance in court
- Observance of a religious holiday
Absences due to any other reason are considered unexcused by the SMFC School District and the State of California. Please see the District's Policy on Truancy for further information.
Please note that any time your student has early dismissal or late arrival to school due to a medical appointment, a doctor's note or appointment slip is required upon the students return in order for the absence to be excused.